Best Of NASA

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  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons

This series presents the latest findings of key NASA missions, from robotic explorers crawling on the surface of Mars, to high-tech instruments designed to capture high-energy light from black holes.

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Moon Shadows and Cloud Swirls
11. Moon Shadows and Cloud Swirls
August 1, 2017
Epic timelapse sequence from space shows a year in the life of our planet.
Mystery of Enceladus
10. Mystery of Enceladus
August 1, 2017
The spacecraft Cassini fly close to this icey planet, discovering whisps of water vapor being shot out of geysers at its surface. What can we learn about interior of this mysterious moon?
Cassini's Grand Finale
9. Cassini's Grand Finale
August 1, 2017
Glorious animated sequence describes the final leg of the Cassini spacecraft's epic journey: through Saturn's rings and into the atmosphere of the giant planet, where it will burn up in a blaze of glory.
To the Asteroid Bennu and Back
8. To the Asteroid Bennu and Back
October 5, 2016
NASA launched the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx in dramatic fashion, sending in on an historic mission to the asteroid Bennu, to collect and return a sample.
The Dunes of Shangri-la
7. The Dunes of Shangri-la
October 5, 2016
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has radar vision that allows it to peer through the haze that surrounds Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This video focuses on Shangri-la, a large, dark area on Titan filled with dunes. The long, linear dunes are thought to be comprised of grains derived from hydrocarbons that have settled out of Titan's atmosphere.
Curiosity Four Years on Mars
6. Curiosity Four Years on Mars
October 5, 2016
Curiosity has a long-awaited left turn and is beginning a more aggressive climb up Mt. Sharp. Along the way, it studied fractures in the ancient sandstone where groundwater once flowed and permeated the surrounding rock, causing changes in chemistry that created light-toned haloes around the fractures.
Ceres Volcanic Mountain
5. Ceres Volcanic Mountain
October 5, 2016
Analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission reveals that dwarf planet Ceres hosts an unexpectedly young cryovolcano that formed with the past billion years.
Pine Island: And Iceberg as Large as New York City
4. Pine Island: And Iceberg as Large as New York City
October 5, 2016
Scientists are closely monitoring a giant iceberg in the making, as a crack in Antarctica's Pine Island glacier widens.
Jupiter Magnetic Monster
3. Jupiter Magnetic Monster
October 5, 2016
Aside from the Sun, the solar system's largest magnetosphere belongs to Jupiter - a gargantuan magnetic windsock with a tail stretching out to the orbit of Saturn. NASA has sent the Juno spacecraft to peer beneath Jupiter's clouds, giving scientists their first glimpse of the dynamo driving this giant magnetic field.
Juno Scraping Jupiter
2. Juno Scraping Jupiter
October 5, 2016
The Juno spacecraft will for the first time peer below Jupiter's dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system. Juno's primary goal will be to reveal the story of Jupiter's formation and evolution.
Ceres Unscathed
1. Ceres Unscathed
October 5, 2016
Ceres' lack of giant impact basins presents a puzzle to scientists. They expected to observe more large craters on the dwarf planet than have been found by NASA's Dawn mission.
Description

This series presents the latest findings of key NASA missions, from robotic explorers crawling on the surface of Mars, to high-tech instruments designed to capture high-energy light from black holes.

  • Premiere Date
    May 15, 2016